Alleged Sarah Cafferkey killer showed no emotion

12:00pm November 21, 2012
November 21 2012: The man charged with murdering Melbourne woman Sarah Cafferkey has faced court this morning.

The man accused of killing Melbourne woman Sarah Cafferkey showed no emotion as he faced a magistrate's court this morning.

Steven James Hunter, 47, sat silently in court and spent most of the time staring at the floor during the brief procedural filing hearing.

The Bacchus Marsh man did not speak during the court appearance and his lawyer indicated he would not be seeking bail.

Magistrate Donna Bakos said she hoped the media would "be mindful" in their coverage, noting that Hunter has now been charged.

A committal hearing date was set for March.

Last night during an out-of-sessions hearing a Melbourne court was told Sarah Cafferkey was stabbed several times before her body was driven from the murder scene and stuffed into a wheelie bin.

Sarah Cafferkey laughs with a friend.
Sarah Cafferkey laughs with a friend.

Hunter showed no emotion when he appeared barefoot and dressed in a white forensic jumpsuit last night as he was charged with murdering 22-year-old Ms Cafferkey on November 10 at a Bacchus Marsh residence.

Detective Senior Constable Damien O'Mahoney of the Homicide Squad said Hunter had made admissions relating to the murder of Ms Cafferkey.

He told the hearing Ms Cafferkey had been stabbed "a number of times" on November 10 at the Bacchus Marsh address before she was taken to the house in Point Cook where her body was found.

"Her body was moved from Bacchus Marsh to Point Cook and placed in a wheelie bin," Det Snr Const O'Mahoney told the hearing, which was held in a conference room of the St Kilda Road police complex.

Hunter, whose clothing had been seized for forensic testing, was arrested at a Melbourne unit block yesterday afternoon by heavily armed undercover officers and special operations group (SOG) police.

Steven James Hunter.
Steven James Hunter.
Police investigate a body found in a housing estate
Police investigate a body found in a housing estate
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